Strawbridge UMC including the staff from their pre-school program, Bright Beginnings Learning Center, has earned the Certified Autism CenterTM designation. This designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and means that staff have completed an autism-specific training and certification program through IBCCES.
Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, and SMU Libraries at Southern Methodist University has been named the recipient of the collections of the recently closed World Methodist Council Museum in Lake Junaluska, N.C. The announcement was made by the World Methodist Council Archival Committee on April 1, 2021. The entire collection will be given and transferred to Bridwell Library at SMU by May 15, 2021.
The Texas Annual Conference would like to thank all of the churches that met 100 percent of their apportionments this year.
Last year we introduced our virtual session of Annual Conference with the acknowledgement, “We’ve Never Done It This Way Before.” This year’s session will be more like, “Didn’t We Do Something Like This Last Time.” Our amazing Tech Team helped to develop a list of Frequently Asked Questions to make this year’s session easier for you.
Looking for a way to worship without leaving the house?
A number of churches in the Texas Annual Conference are posting sermons online.
You don’t have to miss a service if you’re out of town or if you prefer to stay at home. Viewers can also enjoy multiple preaching styles and even virtually “attend” different churches. There’s a lot going on Sundays in the TAC that you won’t want to miss.
Sermons are often available to livestream on Sunday and several congregations also record services for on-demand viewing. Check them out at: https://www.txcumc.org/sermons
We would like to include your church in this list. Please let us know if you are posting a resource online by sending a link to: firstname.lastname@example.org
United Methodist Churches are making headlines – leading the way through ministry, outreach and discipleship. Amazing stories about our local congregations in the Texas Annual Conference are popping up – and news publications around the country are spreading the word about UM churches. Read all about it.
April 15, 29
"Coping with stress: honest space for pastors" Webinar
April 13 May 11
"The Pastor’s Moving…Now What?" Webinar.
April 14, 22
"Covid Can't Stop Discipleship" Webinar.
"Words Matter: The Intersectionality of Race, Religion and Public Policy" Webinar.
Loving Houston has multiple upcoming workshops on Church School Partnerships & Leadership Gatherings.